March 2017

Still Have Time For The Rotary Online Auction

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 18:44 PM

The Kenora Rotary Club is holding their online auction to raise funds for local projects.

Some items you can bid on go from 50 dollar gas cards to a 1 night stay at the Clarion worth 350 dollars.

Rotary Club Member John Dahl says they are no shortages on things to bid on.

"The auction is wide open, there's 180 plus items. There are still some items being added as we speak, they came in late they didn't get into the enterprise but they are on the auction site".

Eight Hunters Fined After Moose Hunt

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 14:08 PM

A number of hunters from northwestern Ontario have been fined for illegally killing moose.

A total of 92 hundred dollars was given out to eight men, 7 of those men are from Kenora, for hunting without a licence.

Back in December Dennis Chevalier organized a moose hunt on Alford lake which is the boundary between Wildlife Managements units 2 and 3.

The party was licensed to shoot two adult moose in unit 2, but both moose were killed in unit 3.

McDonald Tops Kenora's Sunshine List Again

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 12:21 PM

The Provincial government has released it's annual list of public sector employees earning more than 100 thousand dollars a year.

This year, there are thousands more employees added to the list.

In the Kenora District, the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board has the highest number of employees on the Sunshine List with 89.

Sean Monteith heads the list with an annual salary of almost 190 thousand dollars.

The Kenora Catholic District School Board has 21 people on the list this year, topped by Phyllis Eikre at 183 thousand.

Kenora and Keewatin Figure Skating Clubs Wrap Up The Season In Style

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 12:01 PM

No shortage of figure skating action this weekend.

Both the Kenora and Keewatin Figure Skating Clubs are hosting their year-end performances.

The Keewatin Club will be hitting the ice Sunday afternoon and coach Debbie Novak says the the theme is Canada's 150th birthday and will feature all Canadian music. 

That show will take place at the Keewatin Memorial Arena at 2:00 Sunday Afternoon.

The Kenora Figure Skating Club will hold it's year end performance starting at 6:30 tonight
in the Thistle Rink.

Team Wojtowicz Win First Game At Travelers

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 11:56 AM

Mixed results for local rinks at the Ontario Travelers Provincial championships in North Bay.

The Crystal Wojtowicz foursome from the Kenora Curling Club won their
first game 6-3 last night over Jodi Judd from Thunder Bay.

They are back on the ice this hour for a game against Danielle McLeod from Elliot Lake.

Meanwhile, the Tim Warkentin rink from Keewatin lost it's first game last night, dropping
a 5-4 decision to Greg Doran from Thunder Bay.

They are also in action this hour against Dave Trudeau from the Soo.

Two Lac Seul Residents Killed By Train In Hudson

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 10:54 AM

Two people are dead after being struck by a locomotive in Hudson near Sioux Lookout.

OPP say they were contacted Wednesday afternoon around 5:00 after receiving reports of a couple of
pedestrians had been hit on the CN mainline in Hudson.

Both people were pronounced dead at the scene.

They have been identified as 40 year old Eric Gray and 36 year old Lloyd Quedent from the Lac Seul First Nation.

Sioux Lookout OPP and the CN Police are looking into the circumstances of their death.

Foul play is not suspected.  

Treaty 3 Volleyball Teams Heading To The Soo

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 09:17 AM

Four volleyball teams representing the Treaty 3 Territory are making their way to Sault Ste. Marie for the Ontario Native Invitational Tournament.

Play begins tonight.

The teams are made up of 14 and 15 year olds from around the region.

The Titans, Tigers and Junior Tigers are entered in the girls division.

The Titans boys also back after winning gold last year.

March Going Out Like A Lamb

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 09:15 AM

March came in like a lamb and is going out like a lamb too.

Mild conditions are expected to continue for the foreable future.

Bill Laidlaw from Signal Weather Services says our temperatures are way above
normal for this time of year.

The average high is 4 and the normal low is -6 celcius.

Overall for the month of March, temperatures have been pretty much normal, but it's been much
drier than usual, with just 14 millimeters of precipitation. 

Average rain and snowfall amounts are about 27.7 millimeters. 

Dryden Set To Receive Disaster Relief For August Flood

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 08:38 AM

Some disaster funds may be rolling in for Dryden following the major flooding last August.

The City has been cleared to receive provincial Municipal Recovery Assistance Program funding.

Chief Administrative Officer Ernie Remillard says they have been approved for almost 500 thousand dollars, will help in recovery efforts.

The funding still needs final government approval, but no problems are anticipated.

Thunder Bay also helped the community earlier with a 5-thousand dollar donation.